KMEA Hall of Fame
1975
Frank A. Beach
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1975
Walter J. Duerksen
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1975
E. Thayer Gaston
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1975
Henry Edward Malloy
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1975
Russell L. Wiley
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1976
Albert W. Hodges
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1976
Harold G. Palmer
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1977
Gerald M. Carney
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1977
James L. Kerr
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1977
Kenneth Thompson
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1978
William G. Altimari
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1978
J. Milford Crabb
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1978
Arthur G. Harrell
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1978
N. Voss Napier
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1978
Robert Senner
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1978
Catharine Strouse
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1979
Wayne Snodgrass
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1979
Ross O. Williams
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1980
Howard B. Harms
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1980
F. Robert Hollowell
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1980
Grace V. Wilson
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1981
William H. Beck
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1981
Elmer L. Snell
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1981
Les Sperling
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1982
James Ceasar
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1982
James P. Robertson
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1982
Joseph J. Weigand
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1983
Matt Betton
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1983
Jessie Lillian Clark
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1983
Genevieve F. Hargiss
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1983
Leoti Hall Newland
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1984
Howard Ellis
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1984
Curt Engwicht
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1985
Paul Chilen
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1985
David T. Lawson
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1985
Ralph Wallingford
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1986
J. Abbie Clarke Hogan
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1986
Markwood Holmes
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1986
Herbert C. Richert
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1987
Dale P. Creitz
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1987
August S. Trollman
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1987
Joyce Wentz
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1988
Howard Halgedahl
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1989
Wendell L. Hodges
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1989
Clayton H. Krehbiel
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1989
E. Edwin Moyers
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1990
Lyle Dilley
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1991
Kenneth B. Tebow
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1991
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
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1992
William H. Stoskopf
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1993
Ed Craig
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1993
Forrest Davidson
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1994
Gary Fletcher
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1994
James L. Hardy
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1995
Harold A. Decker
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1995
Marilyn Killian
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1996
Cecil J. Riney
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1996
Norma Jean Seaton
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1996
Dan Zollars
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1997
Donald Corbett
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1997
James S. Ralston
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1998
Larry J. Harris
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1999
Floyd Carl Hedberg
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1999
Robert A. Steinbauer
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2000
Phyllis Glass
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2000
Joe Graves
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2000
Vernon Nicholson
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2001
Harrison Boughton
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2001
Ray Linder
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2001
Rudolf E. Radocy
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2001
David S. Stuewe
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2002
David E. Circle
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2002
Melbern W. Nixon
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2002
Larry R. Williams
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2003
George N. Heller
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2004
Marilyn Foree
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2005
John Albertson
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2005
Edwin E. Bartley
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2005
Vaughn A. Lippoldt
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2006
Dwight Beckham
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2006
Cliff Manning
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2006
Ken Shaheen
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2007
Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass
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2007
Robert Lee
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2009
Gayle McMillen
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2009
Melvin "Bud" Schuette
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2010
Steve E. Eubank
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2010
Kenneth Forsyth
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2010
Robert Foster
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2010
David Gish
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2011
Jack Samuel Ballard
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2011
Suzanne "Sam" Stricklin
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2012
Daniel Commerford
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2012
Marlin Cooper
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2012
Janeal Crabb Krehbiel
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2013
William "Bill" Lilley
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2013
Victor R. Sisk
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2013
David K. Will
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2014
Dana Hamant
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2014
John Huber
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2014
Walter "Bud" Meisel
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2014
Jean Severance Ney
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2015
Ray James
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2015
Arthur Jay Steinberg
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2016
Kathlyn M. Lindberg
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2016
Texanna Ollenberger
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2016
Holly Taylor
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2016
John W. Taylor
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2017
Terry J. Barham
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2017
Elaine Denise Bernstorf
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2017
Patricia Lee Harry
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2017
Marion King Roberts
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2017
John Jay Selzer
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2018
T. Jeffrey Anderson
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2018
Avian R. Bear
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2018
William Clausing
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2018
Gerald Gipson
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William Clausing
Inducted in 2018

Born in Germany, William "Bill" Wolfgang Clausing immigrated to the United States at the age of five, and spent his youth on Long Island, New York. Music was an important part of his life playing in bands on the island during his teenage years, performing with name groups, and cutting records in New York City. After two years of college and taking a break to perform, Bill made the move to Oklahoma with a friend to finish his education. After teaching at Arnett and Waynoka Public Schools, Bill moved to St. John, Kansas, where he spent the next thirty-four years as band director at USD-350 St. John-Hudson.

Teaching in small communities is very rewarding, and it involves being a part of students' lives in all aspects of their education and extracurricular activities. When the majority of the high school is in band, there is a wide range in the levels of ability and commitment that present challenges to maintaining a successful band program. Under Mr. Clausing's direction, St. John consistently had outstanding bands at music festivals as well as a large percentage of band members participating successfully at solo and ensemble festivals. Not only did Mr. C prepare and encourage students to perform at festivals, church and community functions, but he also coached girl's tennis for thirteen years, assisted at track meets, and was always available at school to help his students and fellow teachers. In 2009, Mr. Clausing retired after forty years of teaching.

Bill has been involved with Kansas Music Educators Association serving as Southwest District Executive Secretary/Treasurer for nineteen years, Southwest District president for two years, and also high school band, junior high band, and jazz band chairs. In 2003 he was awarded the Outstanding High School Teacher for the Southwest District. At the state level, Bill has served as Small School Consultant and on the KMEA Board of Directors. In 2005, the Kansas Bandmasters Association presented Bill with the Outstanding Kansas Teacher of the Year Award. Along with membership in KBA, Bill is a member and past president of Phi Beta Mu Music Fraternity. Bill received his BA in Music from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a MA in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State. Post-graduate hours were taken from Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.